Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Zil Hajj Moon Sighted in Saudi Arabia: Eid Ul Azha on June 16

The Saudi Arabian authorities have officially declared the sighting of the crescent moon, signaling the beginning of Zil Hajj, as reported by Gulf News. The first day of Zil Hajj is slated to commence on June 7 (Friday), with Arafat Day following on June 15 (Saturday) and Eid Al Adha on June 16 (Sunday), according to a statement from the Saudi Supreme Court.

The announcement aligns with the tradition of observing Arafat Day on the ninth day of Zil Hajj and Eid Al Adha on the 10th day of the month. This confirmation provides clarity for millions of Muslims worldwide preparing to embark on the pilgrimage and celebrate the sacred occasion.

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Meanwhile, in Pakistan, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is poised to observe the Zil Hajj moon on Friday, June 7, Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz said. Sarfaraz noted that the Zil Hajj moon is expected to be sighted on June 7, as it will have been more than 26 hours since its birth on June 6 at 5:38 PM, increasing the likelihood of visibility.

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